Bob Pristash Named UE Sports Information Director


The University of Evansville is pleased to welcome Robert L. Pristash (“Bob”) as the University’s new sports information director.

Pristash, who previously served as associate sports information director at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, will begin his new role on Wednesday, August 10. He will fill the position vacated by Bob Boxell, who retired in June after 29 years as UE’s sports information director.

“The Purple Aces have a great tradition of athletic and academic excellence, and I am excited to be a part of that,” Pristash said. “I am grateful to athletics director John Stanley and senior associate athletics director Dwight Merilatt for the opportunity they have given me.”

“When UE’s Department of Athletics began searching for a new sports information director, our expectations were high because Bob Boxell left a tremendous legacy of dedication and passion,” said John Stanley, director of athletics. “It was very important that we find someone who could continue and build on that success, and I’m thrilled to have found that person in Bob Pristash. He will bring experience, skill, and energy to his work of promoting University of Evansville athletics.”

Pristash will serve as the primary media contact for men’s basketball, directing press box operations for all of the team’s home games and traveling to all men’s basketball away games. His other responsibilities include designing and editing online yearbooks and game-day programs and updating content on

Pristash, a native of Northampton, Pennsylvania, holds a Bachelor of Science in sport management from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in athletic administration from Marshall University.

After completing his master’s degree in 2005, Pristash worked as a Web specialist at CSTV Online in New York City. In 2007, he returned to Marshall to serve as assistant sports information director.



  1. Congratulations, Mr. Pristash. I have relatives that live near Northampton, PA and a good friend who graduated from WVU. Welcome to the community.

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